Thai Golden Fringe (O. aureotibialis)
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The Ornithoctonus aureotibialis, or Thailand Gold Fringe Tarantula, is an Old World species. This fossorial burrower is known for its gold color undersides and its feisty nature. The Ornithoctonus aureotibalis has velvety black femurs and carapace. This species may spend a lot of time in it’s well constructed burrows.It is a beautiful and fast species, making it an ideal candidate for experienced arachnid enthusiasts.
Old World - Fossorial
Sling- Sling box or 16oz deli cup
Juvenile - 7x4x4 enclosure
Sub-Adult - 9x6x6 enclosure, 2 ½ or 5 gallon tank
Adult - 12x8x8 enclosure or 10 gallon tank
Provide them with a cork bark hide, water dish, a little sphagnum moss (optional) and straight coco fiber. However a substrate like jungle mix or creature soil which is mainly peat moss, a little soil and a small amount of sand. Coco fiber works very well and is the least expensive.
Roaches, crickets and mealworms is our recommended foods. However, superworms are also acceptable when they reach adulthood.
76-82F, heating generally isn’t a concern with this species, and they do well at room temperature.
70%-75%, slings should stay on lightly moist substrate, adults should have a water dish and a corner of their enclosure that goes through a wet/dry cycle, moistening the substrate and then leaving it alone until it dries out.
Adults can reach up to 6" diagonal leg span.
3-15 years (Males 3-4 years, with females drastically outliving them at 15+ years)
We do not recommend keeping tarantulas as they will cannibalize each other. Its best to keep tarantulas in individual enclosures.
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